Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    SERAP writes UN: Stop reps from passing bill that will weaken CSOs

SERAP writes UN: Stop reps from passing bill that will weaken CSOs

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked three UN special rapporteurs to pressure Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives and others national assembly leaders to withdraw a bill seeking to monitor civil society organisations (CSOs).The bill seeks to establish a commission that would monitor, supervise, de-register, and pre-approve all activities by civil society, labour, community-based organisations, [...]

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    INTERVIEW: With ground work completed, Ogoni clean-up to start soon, says minister

INTERVIEW: With ground work completed, Ogoni clean-up to start soon, says minister

On June 2, 2016, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo -- on behalf 0f President Muhammadu Buhari -- flagged off the Ogoni clean-up in Bodo, one of the most polluted regions of the Niger Delta and the entire world. Twelve months after, TheCable investigated the state of the clean-up, and found that the it is yet to take full force. In this interview with TheCable, [...]

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    UN ‘doing everything possible’ to avert food crisis in north-east

UN ‘doing everything possible’ to avert food crisis in north-east

The United Nations says it is doing everything possible to avert a further deterioration of the food scarcity by victims of Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria's north east.Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for the secretary-general, stated this at a press briefing on Monday in New York.The Norwegian refugee council (NRC) had warned that the food crisis in the north-east was going [...]

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    N’Korea threatens UN over sanctions on missile test-launch

N’Korea threatens UN over sanctions on missile test-launch

North Korea on Friday threatened to take “corresponding measures” if the UN security council adopts another sanctions resolution in response to its test-launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) on July 4.The east-Asian country's ministry said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency that the ICBM test was an exercise of its legitimate right to self-defense against nuclear threat [...]

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    Elder statesman Maitama Sule dies in Cairo

Elder statesman Maitama Sule dies in Cairo

Maitama Sule, former permanent representative to the United Nations, is dead.Aliyu, one of his sons, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday.He said the elder statesman died in Cairo, capital of Egypt.The family has disclosed that Sule would be buried in Kano on Tuesday."This is to announce that the corpse of the late Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano is expected to arrive [...]

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    Nigeria expresses commitment to nuclear weapons-free world

Nigeria expresses commitment to nuclear weapons-free world

Nigeria has said the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is a grave threat to the world.Speaking on Wednesday at the UN security council open debate on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s ambassador to the United Nations, said the country is committed to a nuclear weapons-free world.He said the country regards the proliferation of weapons of [...]

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    Compel FG to probe deaths of Queen’s College students, SERAP petitions UN

Compel FG to probe deaths of Queen’s College students, SERAP petitions UN

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned the United Nations to compel the federal government to investigate the deaths of three Queen's College students.The students had lost their lives following a gastroenteritis epidemic in the school earlier in the year.TheCable had on Monday published a special investigative report on the tragedy, highlighting the corruption and gross negligence that led to its occurrence.In [...]

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    Nigeria ‘proud to have produced’ Osotimehin as UN pays glowing tribute

Nigeria ‘proud to have produced’ Osotimehin as UN pays glowing tribute

The federal government says it is proud that Babatunde Osotimehin, the late executive director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA), was a product of Nigeria.Tijjani Bande, Nigeria’s ambassador/permanent representative to the UN, stated this while delivering the tribute by the federal government at the valedictory night for Osotimehin in New York.His comment was in reaction to an ocean of glowing tributes [...]

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    Quit notice to Igbo: UN calls for tolerance, lauds widespread condemnation

Quit notice to Igbo: UN calls for tolerance, lauds widespread condemnation

The United Nations has called on different ethnic tribes and groups in Nigeria to be more tolerant to ensure unity and peace in the country.Edward Kallon, the UN resident coordinator in Nigeria, said this in reaction to an ultimatum issued by northern youth groups calling for all Igbo people to leave northern Nigeria by October 1."We have to work together [...]

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    FG ‘committed’ to prosecuting perpetrators of extrajudicial killings

FG ‘committed’ to prosecuting perpetrators of extrajudicial killings

The federal government has expressed commitment to addressing all forms of extrajudicial executions in the country.Clement Aduku, spokesperson of the foreign affairs ministry, quoted Olusola Enikanolaye, the permanent secretary, as making the commitment while speaking at UN human rights council's 35th regular session on Wednesday in Geneva.The permanent secretary said Nigeria would continue to train the police and other security agencies [...]

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    North Korea ‘fires multiple missiles’ — days after UN sanctions

North Korea ‘fires multiple missiles’ — days after UN sanctions

North Korea on Thursday fired multiple land-to-ship missiles off its east coast, South Korea's military has said.According to Aljazeera, a statement from South Korea's office of joint chiefs of staff said that the missiles were launched from the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan.It said the missiles flew about 200km."North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles, assumed to be surface-to-ship missiles, [...]

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    100 countries commiserate with Nigeria over death of Osotimehin

100 countries commiserate with Nigeria over death of Osotimehin

No fewer than 100 countries have condoled with Nigeria over the sudden passing away of the late executive director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin.Osotimehin died on Sunday night in New York at the age of 68.Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s ambassador/permanent representative to the UN, told NAN that the messages of condolence had come in from the majority of [...]

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    UN: With over 36m people living with AIDS, the pandemic is far from over

UN: With over 36m people living with AIDS, the pandemic is far from over

Amina Mohammed, deputy UN secretary-general, has warned that the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pandemic was still far from over, adding that more than 36.7 million people are living with HIV globally.Mohammed said this while addressing delegations at the general assembly’s annual review of the secretary-general’s report.She called for a reinvigorated global response to HIV/AIDS and emphasised that the disease required a [...]

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    Nigeria presides over UN general assembly

Nigeria presides over UN general assembly

Nigeria was on Thursday appointed as the acting president to preside over the 81st plenary meeting of UN general assembly at the UN headquarters.NAN reports that Nigeria’s ambassador/permanent representative to the UN, Tijjani Bande, presided over the 193-member body.Bande’s presidency at the plenary meeting happened just nine days after he presented his credentials to the UN secretary-general António Guterres.Nigeria was [...]

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    UN: War has forced 2m South Sudanese children out of their homes

UN: War has forced 2m South Sudanese children out of their homes

The UN says war and famine have forced more than two million children in South Sudan to flee their homes, creating the most worrying refugee crisis in the world.The civil war in the oil-producing country began two years after it won independence from neighbouring Sudan, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy in 2013.The fighting that followed split the country [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: Gender equality will add $30trn to GDP annually

Amina Mohammed: Gender equality will add $30trn to GDP annually

Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary general of the United Nations (UN), says investing in gender equality will add over $30 trillion to global gross domestic product (GDP) per year.Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) meetings in Washington, Mohammed said it makes business sense to add women to the global work force, but adds that those women must also be given [...]

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